Who is this for?
- Candidates who need to develop their understanding of the more technical aspects of AI or gain insight into one of its component parts
- Business professionals looking to transition their career into a role which encompasses AI
- Individuals with an interest in AI and a background in science, engineering, knowledge engineering, finance, education or IT services
There are no pre-requisites for entry to the exam.
What will I learn?
This award sits within the Machine learning and other AI techniques area of the AI Foundation Pathway and offers an essential technical education to support your next career move.
You’ll learn about:
- what machine learning is
- coding for machine learning
- algorithms used in machine learning
- machine learning in practice
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This award contributes 4 credits towards the:
- Foundation Certificate in AI (total credits required: 20)
- Foundation Diploma in AI (total credits required: 36)
Other Machine learning and other AI techniques awards in the IA Foundation Pathway include:
How can I prepare for this award?
You can achieve this qualification through virtual or classroom training with a BCS-accredited training provider. As a guide, the estimated total qualification time for this award is 40 hours based around 16 hours of contact time, 23 hours of independent learning and a 30-minute summative assessment. Prices of exams start from £90 + VAT per award - though prices may vary depending on training provider.
How do I take the exam?
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This qualification is not regulated by the following United Kingdom Regulators - Ofqual, Qualifications Wales, CCEA Regulation or SQA.